Million rural people benefit from EU's renewable energy project
Nearly one million people in remote villages of 21 districts are going to benefit from services supported by renewable energy following the successful completion of the Renewable Energy Project (REP) co-funded by the European Union (EU) grant of around Rs. 1.5 billion.
The government has implemented the project through its Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (APEC).
The project has provided solar systems to over 206 health posts, 378 schools, 29 community computer literacy programmes, 59 community entertainment centres, as well as 124 community telecommunication centres across the country, said EU in a statement.
In addition, the project has successfully promoted income generating activities by providing 107 agro grinding mills, 30 water pumping systems, 24 solar dryers and 14 solar hot water systems.
The REP has put in place renewable energy infrastructures in these remote rural areas to facilitate income generation, sustainable growth and delivery of social services, thus alleviating poverty through the installation of 933 Photovoltaic (PV), and 38 thermal systems, said EU. nepalnews.com